Ds Domination Review

Ds Domination Review

Many of my friends ask me what I’m doing now, besides being retired and enjoying life. Well here’s my story and I’m sticking to it!

This story will kind of sound like the same old “what if” we hear all the time. But what if the “what if” means we can make money with:

·         No sales page

·         No squeeze page

·         No follow up

·         No driving traffic

·         No autoship

·         Over 80% retention rate

 How does DS Dominaton work?

I know you’ve heard all this before, because I certainly have. But if all this were all actually true, that would be interesting wouldn’t it? In the company I’m talking about, DS Domination, this all is actually true.

ebay dsdIn DS Domination . . .

We make money using the product. The product is training.  In this training we learn how to make money by moving items from Amazon to eBay; not physically moving but by copying and pasting stuff. It can eventually sell on eBay. Wait – you’re selling stuff!

Guess what – the only way you’re going to make money on the internet is by selling stuff. Take a look at the biggest homes in your community. They’re mostly owned by sales people.  They’re hardly ever home either ‘cause they’re always selling; real estate, mortgages, insurance, cars. You get the picture. Well you have to sell stuff in DS Domination too. But it’s the way we sell stuff that separates us from the pack.

Amazon ebaySo far I haven’t mentioned a sales page or squeeze page. There’s no calling friends, relatives or acquaintances. I don’t have to drive traffic to a non-existent squeeze or sales page. No autoship either.

But, (here it comes), there is a $19.95 a month fee for the training. And yes, you can earn money using the product. About 80% of the people in DSD are earning at least enough to pay their monthly fee; most are earning more.

How am I doing? I am making more than DSD fees each month. I’m not as successful as many, but unlike the other “schemes”, I’ve been involved with, I am making money with DSD. This is the first time in a long time I can make this claim. So, if you’re not satisfied with your present income, you need to make more money or just want to earn money on the internet, I challenge you to at least look at this opportunity. Click on the link below and register for our next webinar. The presenter is funny, entertaining and actually shows you LIVE how we make money. What have you got to lose?


Money for Christmas – and thereafter

Christmas money


Making Money online

As I’ve said in many previous stories, I’ve worked with many different companies doing many different things. This story will be about online companies.
I really thought that working on the internet was out of my life. The auto ships each month were driving me out of my mind, no less driving money out of my bank account. It was darn hard making enough money each month just to justify the auto ships!
The recruiting was hard, because I was in enough companies that my friends and relatives didn’t want much to do with me.

Several years ago I tried selling on eBay.

Sold a few things and got intrigued with drop shipping. At the time each time you listed something you had to pay a fee. I trusted myself in what I was doing so I listed a tome of products – after all you didn’t have to actually own the products. After a couple of months I quit ’cause I was spending more money than I was making. No more internet stuff for me.

So one night I watched a Webinar.

Watching webinar

Don’t know why ’cause I thought I was through with all that. Something was different about this webinar – the guy narrating seemed to be having fun and he was an absolute nut! Unlike most Webinars, this guy seemed to be talking from the heart and actually tried to talk us out of doing his thing.
I watched a couple of times and though that even though it was eBay his system might actually work. So I decided to spend a few bucks each month. The money is for training, video training and constant follow-up training each week on a webinar. I actually started to make some money!

The integrity on the part of the owners is beyond reproach.


These guys are honest and are constantly coming out with something new to help you with your selling efforts. Here’s the best part – they get nothing out of what you make on eBay. I’ll give you an example of what I mean:
The owner keeps saying that the Christmas season is the best part of the year for selling. So one of the owners has a two hour “getting prepared for Christmas” webinar. He tells us what we have to do to make money during Christmas. Never saw anything like it before. Here’s my opinion:

I know he’s also thinking that many of the people won’t do as he says and won’t make the amount of money that’s possible. So they come up with this contest. I won’t tell you what the prizes are, but they’re worth thousands of dollars. Here’s the good parts:

• The company won’t make any money out of what is sold on eBay as there’s no way for them to do so.
• In order to qualify for the contest, we have to list at least 50 products on eBay.

So what does all this mean?

Make money xmas

The company is “forcing” us to prepare for the Christmas season by listing products so we will be successful! And no extra money out of our pockets!
This is one of the many reasons I’m telling you about this company now, one other reason being there’s no down side other than you have to work. It’s an easy formula work = money.
S o you need to know how to check out this company. Each Tuesday they have a webinar given by the nut. Here’s the link, so check it out:

Easy to watch and easy to do.

This link is a sales link.  You should watch it, but register for the live Webinar and watch it first before making any decisions.


This link is a link to register for the Webinar



Gotta go get some more listings up!


Give, and it will be given to you

Selling is helping and sharing

For several months now I have been paying $49 a month for unlimited voice text and data on a nationwide 4G network.  I’d probably not even continue to read if I saw that in an email or a blog post.

That sounds like a sales pitch, but it’s a fact and the truth.

I’ve been thinking about the concept of selling over the entire past several months.  Selling is actually helping to solve a problem people may have.  One of the things I’ve learned throughout my entire marketing career has been that “sharing, not actively trying to sell, leads to more people being helped than through selling”.  You may indeed help by selling people something, but to paraphrase an old saying, “People buy; they don’t like to be sold”.

What is Selling, From About.com Small Business: Canada

“Whatever product or service you’re selling, then, you need to focus your selling efforts on communicating the benefits of your product or service to the consumer. The benefits may be tangible or intangible, but unless the individual consumer is convinced that he or she will personally experience the benefits, your product or service won’t sell.”

In other words, make sure what you’re selling has a benefit for, or helps the consumer, or, (and this is my part), don’t attempt to sell the item or service.

By sharing, you may actually be selling, but it’s a subtle sell, not a forced sale.  It’s in most people’s nature that they love to share.  Sharing something that’s of value to their friends and family, is one of the biggest things going on now in Society.  Just take a look at Facebook and Twitter – they’re both all about sharing.

Usually if you share, you’ll get more in return than what you shared.

This passage from the Bible sums it all up in one line:

“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.”

Luke 6:38 ESV

One of the things people are sharing big time right now, is the concept of paying less for things they use daily.  There are many things that fall into that category, but one of the things I see that people use daily is their smart phones.  I’m pretty bold and when I see someone using their smart phone, whether it be a friend, relative or a complete stranger, I usually just ask them what they’re paying for their mobile phone service.  They usually tell me ‘cause they’re either proud or distressed.  I then share a fact with them; “I’ve been paying $49 a month for unlimited voice text and data on a nationwide 4G network.  I’m paying that ‘cause I got tired of paying too much for my smart phone”.  Then I ask them that if they’d like to hear more, just give me their email address and I’ll send them a link to a video that explains more.  Most people hearing that want to hear more and they give me their email address.

I’m sharing that fact with you now!

If you’d like to see more, just click on the picture below.

39 for two months





By the way if you enroll by Oct. 31 2013 you first two months are $39!

by George Aughey

Can You Really Afford a Timeshare?

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Timeshares seem like a good thing – expecially at the time you listen to their pitch.  Free Breakfast, Lunch or Dinner, if you listen to a short presentation.  And I have to admit, it did sound good at the time. But what’s the real cost of a timeshare?

My Wife and I fell prey to a timeshare when we were on our honeymoon.  We didn’t have the full amount to purchase it, so they gave us some really good terms. It sounded great – until it came time for the monthly payments. We had to pay the maintenance fee if we used it or not! And the maintenance fees kept going up in price.

Can you really afford one? Check out the rest story of the real cost of a timeshare, by Cyrille L, then see what you think.

The Real Cost of Owning a Timeshare


by George Aughey

Great young Dancer

Sometimes I just look for fun stuff on the web, but this video just knocked my socks off!! This little kid has the moves, the rhythm and knows the words to the song.  And he obviously loves Elvis.  He’s funny, but he’s dancing his heart out?

What’s he gonna be like when he grows up?  He’ll have the girls hanging all over him!  ‘Cause it’s a known fact that the guys who can dance get the girls!

So, watch this video and let me know what you think.  If he funny?  I think not – he’s entertaining!!

What do you think?

Why not work from home while looking for a job?

This article is about working from home while looking for a job.  Right away you think, “Yeah but I don’t want to work with any pyramids” pops into your mind.  I used to think that way, but pyramids are illegal.  If you need money, there’s just three things to worry about when you’re doing your due diligence about a company:

  1. The company is ethical.
  2. The company sells a real product or service
  3. The product or service offers a real value

When you really think about it most companies are a pyramid, with the boss on top, some managers in the middle, with all the peons on the bottom!  So do you want the ideological perfect job, or do you want to make money helping people?

Finding or Getting a job is a hard thing to do, but not impossible.  You can put your job searching into one or more categories:

  • A job that suits me to a “T”
  • A job that kinda fits me
  • A job I would do
  • I need money give me a job

While the perfect job may be out there, and I certainly hope it is, it’s going to take a lot of leg and computer work to find that job.

On doing research for this article I Googled “looking for a job” and Google reported about 695,000,000 searches.  Hmm – where are you going to find a job in that mess? Searching for “looking for jobs in my area”, only yielded 213,000,000 searches.  Some searches actually yielded companies looking to hire.  Searching for “hiring”, gave 228,000,000 results.

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So how does working from home fit in with finding a “real” job?.  Finding work is not easy and can be extremely frustrating.

When looking for a job, think of all the things you have to do to find that job:

  1. Make a resume’
  2. Find out who’s looking for people like you.
  3. Write a cover letter
  4. Send out the resume’ and cover letter
  5. Wait for an answer
  6. Call to follow up to see if anyone even read your info
  7. Call to follow up to see if anyone even read your info
  8. Call, etc.
  9. Possibly go on an interview
  10. Start at step 2 again.

At this point, most people do one of two things; they either take one or more part time jobs or far worse they  give up and try to and live on food stamps and welfare checks.

Look at the list and you’ll notice that a lot of your time is spent on the computer or on the phone.  When making money from home, you’re doing the same things!  Making money is still hard to do, even from home on your computer.

You’ll probably have to work on the computer and call people on the phone.  But you can make that fun.  Just make believe you’re sharing good news or a new movie or app with people you don’t know!

Think about it for a minute.  Finding a job or finding customers for something you’re selling takes about the same effort.

So while you’re looking for the perfect job, why not spend some of your time making some money and keeping some real self-esteem?


By George Aughey

How to Lower Your Cable Bill

In my article Retiring on just Social Security alone, I talked in general about setting up a budget between the folks doing the retiring. I stated that “You need to go through your budget one item at a time to decide which things you need and which things you want”.

These articles are not designed to as a “be all to end all”, but just alternatives in helping to keep your budget down. I’m a Senior myself, and I speak only about my Spouse and I.

In this article I’m going to talk a little more in depth about the Entertainment part of your budget, specifically the TV part of your Cable Bill and Satellite TV Bill, but in the reference of things you need to watch and which things you want to watch. I’ll also talk a little bit about your cell phone service.

Options about TV on the Internet won’t be talked about in this article but will certainly be in a later article.


Cable or Satellite TV

I don’t know about you, but Cable programming pricing is way out of line in our area. Do you really need all the cable channels and extras you’re paying for? This should depend on what you really need to watch vs. what you want to watch on TV.

Now if you’re not mobile and have to stay home, that’s a different story, but the basic premises can still apply.

What do you need to watch? Reality shows, like The Voice, American Idol, Survivor, etc.? If these are part of the need to watch, you’re already ahead of the game, because these shows are part of the “Over the air” shows that you don’t even need Cable to watch! At the very least you can get Basic cable and still enjoy these shows.

Basic cable only costs a fraction of what full programming costs and as Xfinity declares:

“Our Limited Basic package offers you a range of basic channels. These include:

  • Local broadcast stations (ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, etc.)
  • Local government channels
  • Education channels

Our Expanded Basic package includes 30-50 channels.* These include:

  • Disney
  • ESPN
  • MTV
  • Fox News”

The average cable will vary according to what market you’re in, but it’s certainly worth calling your Cable or Satellite company and asking to compare the costs with you. From my experience, they’re more than happy to do so. To them, it’s better than losing a customer completely. You may even get some programming that’s great for you!

What do you want to watch? Is it sports, adult entertainment, documentaries? Talk to your Cable or Satellite provider about other programs you’d like to watch. If you are addicted to sports, try alternatives that are more affordable Usually segment-oriented TV programming costs a lot more than normal programming.

Call the local high school or college and find out the schedule for their games of whatever type. Schools play for the fun and honor of playing and not specifically for money. They’re fun to watch and you’ll probably meet some Grandmas and Grandpas there you don’t know yet. And they can be free, if not, low cost. If you get to talking to people at these events you’ll probably find out when the school plays, marching team competitions etc., are. These events can be enjoyable.

As you can see, it’s all about fitting things into your budget as you both see fit and can afford, so you can still be able to enjoy your “social life” on a budget.

A Cable TV alternative:

Totally over the air TV is just what it sounds like – free over the air programming, just like it used to be in the “old days”. I discuss this in the another article, Living Within Your Budget on Social Security – With Over-the-air TV


I’m finding that the biggest segment of new Smartphone users is Seniors – from Baby Boomers on up. Just a short mention about that in this article, ‘cause I’ve already talked a lot. One of the best buys for Smartphone service is Walmart – almost. It’s $40 per month. If you check into their contract though, you’ll find out that after a certain amount of web usage, the web access slows down – “throttling”.

There is another alternative called Solavei. It’s a little more expensive than Walmart, ($49 per month), or it can be for free. The choice is yours, To learn more about Solavei, click here.

by George Aughey

Retiring on just Social Security alone

by George Aughey

After searching the web for articles to see if people can retire with only their Social Security retirement benefits, I found out most of the articles talked about how to invest or save before retirement so you can retire comfortably.

In this piece I’m going to talk about retiring only on your social security benefits. How could this have happened? Many ways. You:

  • Never had a retirement plan
  • Didn’t make enough money to put into a retirement plan
  • Had financial disasters which caused you to use your retirement plan before retirement

These are just a few of the things that happen to people to get them in that position.

OK, you’re in retirement. For some people there will be hardly any change in their lifestyle at all. They never made a lot of money in their lifetime and it’s no different now. For a lot of people though, soon after you get your first Social Security check, you’ll find out if you think you can to make it or not. The truth is, anyone can make it. It may take a lot of changes in lifestyle and tightening the belt at lot, but you can make it.

You’re retired and collecting Social Security benefits. I’m going to assume we’re talking about a couple and that the amount of your Social Security benefits and your age don’t matter, because they really don’t matter. Certain things need to be done and quickly, because it’s a long process and you don’t want to run out of money because you didn’t do it.

· You need to set up a budget with at least the following categories, along with any others that fit you:

  1. Housing – property tax, HOA, maintenance, repair, insurance, rental, etc.
  2. Transportation – car maintenance, gas, and insurance
  3. Utilities
  4. Groceries
  5. Prescription, co pay, and other medical needs
  6. Medicare and other Medicare type of insurance
  7. Clothes
  8. Entertainment and misc. – eating out, vacations, etc.

Write in the exact amount next to each budget item.  It doesn’t matter what the amounts are, because they’ll probably change anyway. But you need to start with real amounts. Now add all the items together to see they’ll cost and compare the total to the total of your Social Security benefit each month.

If you’re like most retirees with no other retirement benefits, you’re probably thinking, “OMG, what are we going to do?”

· You need to go through your budget one item at a time to decide which things you need and which things you want.

o Entertainment – Do you really need all the cable channels and extras you’re paying for? Or do you really need to eat out all the time? Go through each together and decide as a couple.

o Clothes – Most retired seniors don’t have the need for a lot of suits or evening gowns, etc. Most of the time it’s casual clothes. Donate what you don’t need. It will make you feel better and you’ll be helping someone.

o Medicare and other Medicare type of insurance – you need to be really careful here. You may be in great physical condition now, but that may not last forever. Contact all the Medicare insurance add on companies in your area and get an appointment with each. Pay particular attention to Medicare Advantage plans and to those who offer Medicare Part D benefits.

o Prescription, co pay, and other medical needs. If you do the above right, that will all be taken care of.

o Groceries – think of eating at home and often. That way you can make use of leftovers, save money and a ton of calories.

o Utilities – Whether you’re in a house or an apartment think of ways to cut down on heat and/or air conditioning. Cable bills can be put into this category or in entertainment. Do you need a landline or can you use your cell phone as your primary phone?

o Transportation – car maintenance, gas, and insurance. Shop for all these at many different places and choose which fits you, not your agent.

o Housing – property tax, HOA, maintenance, repair, insurance, rental, etc. It may be cheaper to sell your house and move into an apartment, condo or a Co-op, as most of the items in this category will be taken care of by the property owner or Association fee..

If this seems like a lot of work and possible sacrifice, it can be both. But to live on just Social Security alone, you both have to do the work and accept the sacrifices. After a while you’ll find you’ll start thinking of things you can do together which are cost effective and where you can enjoy your new lifestyle together.

by George Aughey

The 2012 Post-Election Agenda


Bradford Lee, CIS
Registered Principal

Focal Point Financial, Inc.

Today’s post-election political landscape looks a lot like the pre-election political landscape–President Obama will be working with a Democratically controlled Senate, and a Republican-controlled House of Representatives for a minimum of two more years. The issues haven’t really changed, either. What has changed, though, is the amount of time left to deal with these issues. With little time to act, the stakes are high. Here’s a quick rundown of some of the big issues that need to be addressed.

Expiring tax provisions

With the “Bush tax cuts” (extended for an additional two years by legislation passed in 2010) set to sunset at the end of 2012, federal income tax rates are scheduled to jump up in 2013. We’ll go from six federal tax brackets (10%, 15%, 25%, 28%, 33%, and 35%) to five (15%, 28%, 31%, 36%, and 39.6%). The maximum rate that applies to long-term capital gains will generally increase from 15% to 20%. And while the current lower long-term capital gain tax rates now apply to qualifying dividends, starting in 2013, dividends will once again be taxed as ordinary income.

Other breaks go away in 2013 as well:

  • The temporary 2% reduction in the Social Security portion of the Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) payroll tax, in place for the last two years, is scheduled to expire at the end of 2012.
  • Estate and gift tax provisions will change significantly (reverting to 2001 rules). For example, the amount that can generally be excluded from estate and gift tax drops from $5.12 million in 2012 to $1 million in 2013, and the top tax rate increases from 35% to 55%.
  • Itemized deductions and dependency exemptions will once again be phased out for individuals with high adjusted gross incomes (AGIs).
  • The earned income tax credit, the child tax credit, and the American Opportunity (Hope) tax credit all revert to old, lower limits and less generous rules.
  • Individuals will no longer be able to deduct student loan interest after the first 60 months of repayment.

Additionally, lower alternative minimum tax (AMT) exemption amounts (the AMT-related provisions actually expired at the end of 2011) mean that there will be a dramatic increase in the number of individuals subject to AMT when they file their 2012 federal income tax returns in 2013.

There seems to be a general willingness to extend many expiring provisions. The sticking point, however, has centered on whether lower tax rates and other tax breaks get extended for all, or only for individuals earning $200,000 or less (households earning $250,000 or less). Recent posturing has indicated that compromise might be achieved by extending the lower tax rates for all, but increasing tax revenue by limiting the deductions available to high-income households.

Automatic spending cuts, or “sequestration”

The failure of the deficit reduction supercommittee to reach agreement back in November 2011 automatically triggered $1.2 trillion in broad-based spending cuts over a multiyear period beginning in 2013 (the formal term for this is “automatic sequestration”). The cuts are to be split evenly between defense spending and nondefense spending, and are projected to equal about $109 billion in 2013 (Source: Office of Management and Budget, “OMB Report Pursuant to the Sequestration Transparency Act of 2012 (P.L. 112-155),” September 14, 2012). Although Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare benefits are exempt, and cuts to Medicare provider payments cannot be more than 2%, most discretionary programs including education, transportation, and energy programs will be subject to the automatic cuts.

As with the expiring tax breaks, new legislation is required to avoid the automatic cuts. But while it’s difficult to find anyone who believes that the across-the-board cuts are a good idea, there’s been no consensus on what to do. The challenge for political leaders will be to come up with a more palatable set of cost saving measures, or an alternate deficit reduction plan.

The debt ceiling

While it hasn’t received the same level of attention given to the expiring tax provisions and the automatic spending cuts, there’s another problem looming–the government is running out of money again. The federal government will likely hit its borrowing limit (currently set at approximately $16.4 trillion) sometime before the end of the year, although certain “extraordinary measures” can be implemented to allow the government to meet its obligations into early 2013. (Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury, Treasury Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets Matthew Rutherford November 2012 Quarterly Refunding Statement, October 31, 2012.)

It was a little over a year ago that the last debt ceiling impasse led to the creation of the deficit reduction supercommittee and, ultimately, the imposition of the automatic cuts described above. It remains to be seen whether a new debt ceiling increase is included as part of a larger agreement encompassing the expiring tax provisions and impending spending cuts, or whether it is debated on its own.

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Student Loan Legislation Halts Loan Rate Increase for One Year

Congress has come through for students anticipating (?) an interest rate increase. The legislation stopped the interest rate on federal subsidized Stafford Loans from jumping to 6.8% from 3.4% on July 1, 2012, for new college borrowers. The rate freeze is effective for one year.

Bradford Lee from Focus Point Financial provided the following:


In 2007, Congress passed the College Cost Reduction and Access Act, which reduced the interest rates on subsidized Stafford Loans gradually over the next four academic years–from 6.8%, to 6.0%, to 5.6%, to 4.5%, and finally to 3.4%–with the provision that the rate would revert to 6.8% this July 1. With the nation’s outstanding student loan debt topping $1 trillion and the rise in college costs continually in the news, Congress came under pressure to halt the expiration of the 3.4% rate.

What does the new legislation do?

Under the new legislation:

  • Rates on subsidized Stafford Loans will remain at 3.4% for undergraduates for one more school year–until July 1, 2013.
  • As of July 1, 2013, undergraduate students with a subsidized Stafford Loan will have a maximum of six years of in-school status where the federal government will pay the interest on the loans while the student is in school. (Previously, the government paid the interest for as long as it took a student to get a diploma.)

The Congressional Budget Office has estimated that this one-year interest rate freeze will cost the federal government $6 billion. It will be paid for primarily by reforms to the pension system.

What is a subsidized Stafford Loan exactly?

A Stafford Loan is a low-interest, federal loan made to undergraduate and graduate students who are attending college at least half-time. Stafford Loans come in two types–subsidized and unsubsidized.

With subsidized Stafford Loans, the federal government pays the interest that accrues on the loan while the student is in school, during any deferment periods, and for six months after graduation (hence the name “subsidized”). With unsubsidized Stafford Loans, students are responsible for paying the interest that accrues during the school year and deferment periods.

Subsidized Stafford Loans are the most popular federal education loan for student borrowers. Last year, the government estimates that approximately 7.5 million undergraduates and 1.8 million graduate students took out subsidized Stafford Loans. (As a reminder, as of July 1, 2012, graduate students will no longer be eligible for subsidized Stafford Loans.)

Subsidized Stafford Loans are based on financial need (as determined by the federal government’s financial aid application, the FAFSA); unsubsidized Stafford Loans are not. The interest rate on unsubsidized Stafford Loans is fixed at 6.8% for new borrowers.


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